ALAN KING’s mare Mia’s Storm is one of seven classy runners in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
She has made a seamless transition to chasing, winning at Chepstow and Market Rasen in two starts to date.
Taking her on again is Colin Tizzard’s Elegant Escape, behind Mia’s Storm at Chepstow but a Grade 2 winner at Newbury last time out.
Templegate’s TV tips
1.50 Ascot – Pougne Bobbi: ‘Soft ground suits him well and the drop to 2m2f shouldn’t harm his chance’ (add to your betslip)
2.10 Haydock – Limited Reserve: ‘This looks an easier race than his last victory and I expect him to win’ (add to your betslip)
2.25 Ascot – Unowhatimeanharry: ‘Suffered a shock defeat last time but I’m expecting him to get back on track’ (add to your betslip)
2.45 Haydock – Catamaran Du Seuil: ‘If his jumping stands up then he must have a big chance here’ (add to your betslip)
3.00 Ascot – Singlefarmpayment: ‘Has good form and the likely strong pace will only help him here’ (add to your betslip)
3.35 Ascot – Elgin: ‘Plenty to like about this progressive hurdler and he was impressive in the Greatwood last time’ (add to your betslip)
Tizzard also runs West Approach in the Thistlecrack colours of John and Heather Snook and he is a half-brother to last year’s King George winner.
Just behind Elegant Escape at Newbury was Paul Nicholls’ Black Corton.
Anthony Honeyball runs Fountains Windfall with Dan Skelton’s Some Invitation completing the field.